We believe that God is “The Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last.” In other words, we believe that God is and shall always be.
So, what about the divine attribute of eternity? This attribute allows us to think of God’s timelessness. Scripture says that “The eternal God is our refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Or to put it another way, the divine attribute of eternity means that God’s existence has no limits; God inhabits eternity. This gives us the assurance that God is not the creature of a day. There is stability, there is purpose, there is strength, there is hope, there is security. Thus, we are assured that God is sustaining us in and through everything (“the good, the bad, the ugly”) for always.
We can find in this particular idea of God’s eternity the inspiration to believe that the ways of God, according to the late Rev. Dr. Franklin N. Parker, “…….will yet bring peace out of the storm and order out of disorder and an eternal home unshadowed by doubt and sin, giving to God’s children the secret of strength and undying service.”
Perhaps the Psalmist sums up the divine attribute of eternity the best in the following words: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam though the mountains tremble with its tumult. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns.” Psalm 46: 1-5
The morning always “dawns” and God is always there when the morning dawns ready and willing to help.
– Doug Fairbanks
Published on Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 11:50 AM EDT